About Program

According to Oregon Law, recycling is defined as:

 

  • Processing through disassembling, dismantling, shredding, transforming or remanufacturing covered electronic devices, components and by-products into usable or marketable raw materials or products in a manner such that the original products may lose their identity; or
  • Smelting materials from components removed from covered electronic devices to recover metals for reuse in conformance with applicable laws and rules.
  • Recycling does NOT include: Landfill disposal or incineration of covered electronic devices; or Energy recovery or energy generation by means of combusting covered electronic devices, components and by-products with or without other waste.

 

The NCER uses a competitive process to select recyclers for the State Contractor Program (SCP).  All recyclers are required to have a third party audit certifying their compliance to the Oregon Environmental Management Standards, which can be achieved through R2 or e-Stewards certification.

 

Additionally, recyclers must provide evidence through valid insurance certificates of the required insurance pollution liability insurance and have a closure plan in place. 

 

The current recyclers with whom the SCP contracts as of the 2015 Program Year are:

  • ECS Refining: Portland, OR, Medford, OR and Stockton, CA
  • IMS Electronics Recycling Inc.: Vancouver, WA
  • Total Reclaim: Portland, OR and Seattle, WA 
  • Free Geek: Portland, OR

 

Recyclers interested in receiving notices information about the SCP may send an email to oregon@electronicsrecycling.org.